Polar Icons 2

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Description:

Based on the artwork of the original unpackaged Polar Icons theme. Includes hundreds of additional icons following the same theme and is now fully packaged and ready to use. If you notice any problems let me know and ill try and sort it out, also if you notice any omissions or have some requests for additional icons to be added to the theme let me know and ill see what i can do. Thanks

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Special thanks to...

-conteXx : For much of the original icon base
For additional artwork by conteXx check this out...
http://contexx.deviantart.com/

-santiagoward : Has been a HUGE help Reporting permissions errors, ommisions and lots of theme testing

-autocrosser : For his help with some additional icons and keeping me motivated =)

Last changelog:

10 years ago

0.1 - Released

0.2 - Fixes to several device icons appearing to small

0.3 - Additional icons added and some omissions covered

0.3.1 - Additional icons added including deluge and new OpenOffice application and mimetype icons

0.3.2 - Permissions bug effecting transmission and deluge among others spotted by santiagoward fixed

0.3.3 - Some Xfce apps fixed as well as some other apps covered and now nearly all Preference/Administration apps covered!

0.3.4 - Even more Xfce apps covered and some links fixed to save space

0.3.5 - Massive update shaved off a HUGE 25% of the theme size and added new icons including 2 new contexX icons

0.3.5.1 - Fixing a few errors caused by the previous update and changing the name to make it more "terminal friendly"

0.3.5.2 - A few more of the icons added in line with the suggestions of santiagoward, thanks again


0.3.5.3 - A few standard updates and improvements including those suggested by santiagoward, Thanks again

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Hmm, do you mean the preview picture that you see when selecting which icon theme you want to use? Are your icons saved in /usr/share/icons or your home directory?

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softraider

11 years ago

No, I mean the folder that contains examples of documents, videos, sounds, you know... (is in the user directory) this folder looks like a sheet of paper... just a detail.

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Ah yes i see what you mean, thankyou very much for bringing this to my attention, ill see what i can do about getting this fixed =)

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

I have been doing some looking around and as far as i can tell (as strange as it is) that icon is supposed to just look like a sheet of paper. Ive checked alot of default themes like gnome, human etc as well as some of the big community themes like black-white-2-style and hydroxygen and they all have a similar style icon. I guess its just one of those strange anomalies. Id imagine in this case its just programmed by gnome to use the black document icon. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention anyway i always appreciate feedback from people, particularly constructive feedback like this =)

Best regards,

James

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softraider

11 years ago

Gran trabajo, sin duda es uno de los mejores grupos de iconos disponible para GNOME.
Gracias por crearlos y ofrecerlos a toda la comunidad.

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Las gracias, estoy alegre que usted tiene gusto de ellos, déjeme saben si usted mancha cualesquiera defectos o iconos que haya faltado =). Apesadumbrado para mi maÌn español =\

James

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softraider

11 years ago

Never mind!... my english is worst.. ha ha

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sakasa

11 years ago

Beautiful Icon theme and like usual great work!

Best Regards,

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thankyou very much sakasa =)

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mmehan

11 years ago

I am pretty new to Ubuntu and am trying to install your icon theme but can't get it working. Here is what I've tried.

Tried dragging the file Polar_Icons_2_by_Jameshardy88.gz into the Theme tab of my Appearance Preferences. Got an error saying it does not appear to be a valid theme.

Tried putting file into ~/.icons

Tried unzipping the file in ~/.icons

Tried creating a new directory in ~/.icons called Polar_Icons_2_by_Jameshardy88 in which I put the contents of Polar_Icons_2_by_Jameshardy88.gz (a single file called Polar_Icons_2_by_Jameshardy88) and then tarred and gzipped it.

I was able to install another icon theme (black white 2) by uncompressing it in ~/.icons so I know I can do it on my system. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Ah no sorry this is a problem with the work being uploaded onto deviantART. Try downloading again and putting the Polar Icons 2 by ~Jameshardy88 folder onto the desktop. open it and drag the polar icons 2 folder inside that onto the desktop as well. As a check when opened this folder should contain an index.theme file and a folder named "scalable" as well as 2 others. If this is the case right click on the polar icons 2 folder and create an archive. Then open your appearance preferences and drag and drop this archive onto it. This should install the theme. If you have any further problems or i have not explained it properly enough just let me know and id be happy to help you further,

All the best and hope this works for you,

James

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mmehan

11 years ago

Thanks for your help. I got it working - looks great!

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Linuxfan09

11 years ago

OMG thankyou SOO much for this theme, the icons cover everything, It looks really good with this dark theme im using at the moment but seems to fit with all my others too light or dark! Do you have any plans to create other things along these lines (Gtk theme, Metacity, GDM etc)?

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thanks im really glad you like my theme. I have been thinking of making a Polar Gtk/metacity theme in the future but as yet no work is currently underway. I have however created a few themes that use this theme which you might like...

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Charcoal+(SlicknesS+Remix)?content=104623

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Graphite?content=104061

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Griffin+Embers+Suite?content=99218

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Linuxfan09

11 years ago

I noticed that none of the games are included in this theme are you going to in the future?

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

It is possible that i will eventually do them in the future (i have actually long been considering making a frozen-bubble icon as a gimmick). Currently very few icon themes actually cover games in the themes, of the top of my head i can think of only one and even that just used the same icon for every game. The problem is people want small lightweight themes and with the huge selection of games out there, creating a icon for them all would seriously bulk up the theme size, not to mention that to make them all would be no small undertaking. For now my priorities for this theme are to plug any gaps that i or anyone else can come across and improve the quality of any of the icons. So keep your eyes open for them in the future but in the short term (other than possibly a few gimmicks) this is unlikely.

Best wishes,

James

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conteXx

11 years ago

hello jameshardy88!
glad 2 see that u carry on the polar icons!

best wishes

conteXx

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Hi ConteXx its really nice to meet you, I do hope that you approve of what ive done with your theme and that i have done it justice. Fortunately i did have a truly amazing base set of icons to work with =). If at any point you would like me to take these icons off and take back over yourself or whatever please just let me know.

Thanks again and Best Wishes,

James

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conteXx

11 years ago

hey!
i´m think that u have done a great job! so i´m really happy, couse i´ve spendet realy much time to create all icons totally from scratch, for every single icon 1-3h (!) ;)

if it possible can u link at my deviantart profile after my name? and can u wrote "conteXx" with a little "c"? i´hate it really ;)

if u need any special icons to complete the set just drop me a mail (j-kuzy (at) web.de" and i´m look what can i do.

if u need the orginal png files (adobe fireworks), just ask me

so far, keep up the good work! =)

best regards conteXx (not ConteXx) :P

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Heya,

Ill make the ammendments to your name and add a link to your deviantart profile on the next update. Im glad you think that ive good job, it was definitely weighing on my mind when i was making it. Making a bad job of a theme with your own icons is one thing but tainting someone elses is definitely worse.

I can quite believe the time involved in creating those icons, your icons are easily among the best on gnome-look. Im still relatively new to image manipulation and abit of a novice (hoping to improve over the summer if i get some spare time) but ive found even relatively small changes to images can take considerable effort. I have now covered almost every common icon (including quite a few i think that no other icon theme touches as yet), however not all of them are that good quality images so im slowly going over them all and trying to replace bad icons with some improved ones. If you should come across any bad icon that particularly irks you and create a better one i would be more than happy as im sure you can create a far better alternative than myself.

Thanks again for all your help,
All the best,

James

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Apopatos

11 years ago

You should change the ethereal icon to wireshark since it has changed for trademark issues.

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thankyou, it will be included in the next release.

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anon2

11 years ago

these icons are amazing. you've done a great job on them.

but i noticed the icon for transmission is corrupted. :(

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

hmm thats odd, ill have a look into that and see if i can fix it

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

I've tried downloading it myself and found it uncorrupted, perhaps you just had a dodgy download or something? However if anybody else has this problem please let me know. Try downloading it again, if you encounter the same problem let me know and ill just E-mail you the image

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10 years ago

0.1 - Released

0.2 - Fixes to several device icons appearing to small

0.3 - Additional icons added and some omissions covered

0.3.1 - Additional icons added including deluge and new OpenOffice application and mimetype icons

0.3.2 - Permissions bug effecting transmission and deluge among others spotted by santiagoward fixed

0.3.3 - Some Xfce apps fixed as well as some other apps covered and now nearly all Preference/Administration apps covered!

0.3.4 - Even more Xfce apps covered and some links fixed to save space

0.3.5 - Massive update shaved off a HUGE 25% of the theme size and added new icons including 2 new contexX icons

0.3.5.1 - Fixing a few errors caused by the previous update and changing the name to make it more "terminal friendly"

0.3.5.2 - A few more of the icons added in line with the suggestions of santiagoward, thanks again


0.3.5.3 - A few standard updates and improvements including those suggested by santiagoward, Thanks again

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